A Pizza Chain Just Dropped A $25 'Pyzza' Purely To Rip On Fyre Festival
Fyre Festival is, two or three weeks since the Netflix documentary surrounding the failed luxury music festival released online to critical acclaim, still very much dominating the cultural conversation. In fact, Fyre Festival has sort of become a catch-all reference point for any extravagantly-planned event that fails in a spectacular manner.
The documentary has spawned some of the best memes of 2019 so far, and ever quick to jump onto a trend, some of the more enterprising business owners around the world are looking for new ways to spin it.
Step forward Villa Italian Kitchen, a pizza chain that's dropped probably the best Fyre Festival-related product yet: a Pizza faithfully served in the same mould as that served to Fyre Festival attendees once they landed on the ill-fated Bahamian island that quickly turned into a hell-hole.
"Introducing the greatest pizza that never happened: our Festival Pyzza, a new luxury pizza experience exclusively for the wealthiest consumers and industry influencers! (Fyre Emoji)
BREAKING CLIENT NEWS! Introducing the greatest pizza that never happened: Villa Italian Kitchen’s Festival Pyzza, a luxury pizza experience exclusively for the wealthy & influential! @VillaItalKitch #fyre #fyrefestival #fyrefest #fyrefail #italianfood #pizzeria #pizzalover pic.twitter.com/uc1B0JLyAL— BMLPR (@BMLPR) January 31, 2019
"Made with only the finest fresh ingredients available including sauce made from California tomatoes, hand-stretched dough and premium individually-packaged processed cheese product."
The 'Pyzza' is a direct reference to a tweet that surfaced during the first day of the planned Fyre Festival: one that's frequently cited in the documentary as putting the final nail in the coffin of the festival after it went viral. At least the Pizza shop gives you a cherry tomato for your $25.
The dinner that @fyrefestival promised us was catered by Steven Starr is literally bread, cheese, and salad with dressing. #fyrefestival pic.twitter.com/I8d0UlSNbd— Trevor DeHaas (@trev4president) 28 April 2017
If you want to watch the Fyre Festival doco that the world is still talking about, you can do so now on Netflix. We seriously recommend you do. It's so much worse than you could ever imagine.
Recent reports have also surfaced saying that the group of models and influencers who helped promote the festival are also facing fresh investigations into their culpability in the disaster.
The festival's founder, Billy McFarland, is currently serving a six-year prison term and was whacked with a $26 million fine for his role in the festival, however this could rise to 20 given the fresh fraud charges that he's also facing.
Meanwhile, rapper and McFarland's business partner Ja Rule is serving as a walking publicity machine right now, desperately trying to salvage his reputation in the wake of the way the viral documentary painted him. Aside from getting his own fans to scream "fuck you Ja Rule at one of his gigs", he's passionately defended himself on Twitter, claiming that he had no knowledge of any fraudulent activities in the lead-up to the festival.